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About AOL Internship Program

At AOL, we're in the business of making the Internet better. We're a Brand Company, committed to continuously innovating, growing and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands including industry game-changers such as The Huffington Post, Patch & TechCrunch, AOL creates original content, allowing over 250 million visitors around the world access the best collection of journalists, artists and musicians on the web. We're providing advertisers, agencies & publishers the very best that digital advertising has to offer. We're not just embracing the newest online technologies, we're creating them. Bottom line: We're not your grandma's AOL.

The AOL Internship Program is a multifaceted one: Students have the opportunity to intern during the fall or spring semesters, or over the summer in a wide variety of locations, with the vast majority of students at our NYC headquarters. Students apply for internships based on their interests be it in online journalism, advertising sales, marketing, communications, PR, advertising operations, business development, social media, computer science, interactive design, event planning etc. Our internships span across our 25+ brands including roles at, The Huffington Post, Tech Crunch, Moviefone and the AOL Homepage. Our hands-on internship program is coupled with a speaker series of professional development workshops, lunch and learns, and meetings with prominent company leaders. Past programming has included Q & A with CEO Tim Armstrong and President of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington. Other programs have included "How AOL Makes Money," "Setting Realistic Career Goals" and "How to Make Your Internship a Job," all led by relevant business leaders and our internal experts.

What our interns are up to: At AOL, our aim is to provide students with a realistic working experience in our team oriented, casual, fun-loving yet hardworking environment. There are no coffee runs or "science projects" for interns at AOL. Interns are given real world experiences with real word responsibilities that directly contribute to the business. Our mission is to help prepare college students and recent graduates to become contributing members of the working world and to expose them to practical applications of important workplace skills. The responsibilities of each intern are as varied as the internships we offer. For example, Business Development interns interact with prospective clients to help structure deals. Our Corporate Events interns help plan and execute industry expos and external events nationwide. Editorial interns create and curate content for our suite of premium sites.

Work Environment: AOL is a fun, frenetic environment full of people who love what they do. We're a casual, collaborative culture, and know how to take fun seriously. Our offices are complete with nap rooms, ping pong tables, happy hours and each location has a Culture Club responsible for hosting events that bring people together. We believe in supporting our coworkers in and outside of work, be it for their passion for a non-profits, or the marathon they've spent weeks training for.

Locations: Our largest internship programs are located in New York, NY., Dulles, VA., and Baltimore, MD. In addition we offer internships Europe, as well as in other US locations including: Boston, Beverly Hills, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, and more.

Duration: Internships duration and dates are often flexible, however the majority of interns choose to participate in internships during the summer, or internships that span the fall and spring semesters.

Internships are paid hourly, and rates are based on a variety of factors including location and business function. Students who work at AOL for over 90 days are eligible to participate in the 401k plan, including matching benefits. They are typically also eligible to participate in many onsite perks presented to employees, depending on location. These may include: company outings, use of an onsite gym, yoga classes, etc.


In order to partake in a US Internship at AOL students must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or have graduated within the last 6 months. Students must be authorized to work in the US for the duration of their internship.

While we do NOT require students to be of a specific academic year, the majority are incoming/current juniors or incoming/current seniors.

Field of Study: We do not require interns to be studying within a specific field. However, individual internships may prefer students with specific academic backgrounds.

Skills and Experience: The vast majority of our interns have had previous related internship experience at a media/technology/agency organization. Maintain a blog? Created your own start-up? We want to hear about it. In addition, we look for students who are team players, creative thinkers, embody the entrepreneurial sprit and who are not afraid to take initiative. Strong verbal and written communication skills is a must in any role. We also look for students who directly embody our AOL Values: We are in the business of helping people. Period. We say what we mean and do what we say. We act with integrity. We embrace change and a DNA of curiosity--we think big and take chances. We hire and empower smart people who love what they do. We trust and root for each other-we win as a team. We take fun seriously.

Time Commitment: Summer internships typically require a 40hr/week commitment. Semester internships typically are part time and ask for around 2-3 days a week availability. Specific requirements for specific roles are posted on all job descriptions.

Academic Credit Requirements: AOL Internships are paid and do NOT require you to receive academic credit.

GPA requirements: This may vary by individual internship.
Driver Requirement: n/a
Health requirement n/a

In order to qualify for an internship at AOL in the USA, candidates MUST be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Students eligible for CPT and OPT typically do quallify.

AOL Internship Program

Lauren Bloch
770 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-402-4847


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students


Baltimore, MD
Beverly Hills, CA
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Dulles, VA
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
London, United Kingdom
Montréal, Canada